Photographic Journal: Just Another Tribute to the Full Moon

Shem Creek Park 084_3No matter where we are, tonight we all seem to be adoring the same thing: the beautiful February full moon. WordPress is flooded with posts showing glimpses of the moon by bloggers from all over the world.

Doesn’t our mysterious moon with its warm, golden light evoke a feeling of awe and a longing for surrendering to peace in us?  By sharing and adoring the same moon that sustains us all, aren’t we reminded that we are all fundamentally the same and closely tied together?  We don’t even have to look as far as the moon to come to that conclusion. What about our wonderful, bountiful, and generous earth?

With this photo I’d like to share with you my glimpse of our full moon as I have seen it over the Atlantic ocean, with Charleston shrimp boats underneath that have retired for the night after delivering fresh prawns directly to the local restaurants all day.

Love and peace tonight and always!

andelieya

Photographic Journal: Mary

Mary2This weathered Mary statue has to be one of the simplest and, therefore, most beautiful I have come across. I found it in the biblical herb garden at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC. It radiates such grace, peace, innocence, and compassion that it is infectious.

(Tv 1/100, Av 8.0, Exp.Comp. +1/3, ISO 200, focal length 85 mm)

Photographic Journal: A Strong Appeal for Peace

I found this peace installation by local high school students at Hampton Park in North Charleston, SC.  In the light of the recent shootings and the Christmas season with its message of peace, I thought it would be quite appropriate and timely to post the students’ appeals for peace here.  These students definitely got it right!

Photographic Journal: Peace

Peace_1These are origami peace cranes that my church made some time ago for Peace Sunday.  They are fitting any day and are fun to make.  To learn more about the person and story behind these peace cranes or how to make them, follow the links below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_and_the_Thousand_Paper_Cranes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP_9ZRnI00A

http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/frame/kids_e/sadako_e/index.html